Sonoma County officials began posting signs Friday at public beaches along the Russian River, warning swimmers of possibly toxic algae blooms.
Despite cleaner beaches statewide due to a lack of storm runoff caused by the drought, a beach report card released Wednesday says that three of California’s most bacteria-laden beaches are located here in the Bay Area.
The East Bay Municipal Utility District says beginning this weekend, a drought-related shift in its water operations will mean a change to the taste and smell of tap water for the 1.3 million people in the service area.
Researchers at Lake Tahoe are trying to figure out why some of the tiniest creatures and plants at the bottom of the alpine lake appear to be disappearing at an alarming rate.
Residents who live in the Contra Costa Water District say their tap water has been tasting strange lately.
With the unusually warm July temperatures (by Bay Area standards) two popular East Bay swimming spots have shut down due to health concerns caused by rare toxic algae blooms.
The death of tens of thousands of abalone along the Bay Area’s coastline is being blamed on a microscopic sea creature.
Scientists say clearer water lets in more sunlight, which is causing more algae to grow in the bay.
Some San Rafael residents are suffering through a stinky summer.
Head over the old Bay Bridge lately? Driven past Candlestick Park? The old eastern span of the Bay Bridge and Candlestick Park could turn San Francisco Bay into a marine paradise…